Your offering is rock solid. You’ve done a really nice job of designing and executing your product or service. Seriously. Well done.
Once I establish that you’re in the running for my business, on what other criteria do I make my decision? To some degree I make it on the credibility of the salesperson sitting across the table and the company she represents. Is she able to persuade me that she knows what she’s talking about? Do I agree that her company stands behind everything said so far?
We’d like to think that our product accounts for the majority of our credibility, but if our sales force turns over often or if we’re headquartered in the east and selling in the west, there may be many non-product obstacles making us less credible.
Picture your newest, most remote salesperson. Is he equipped with the right stories and mobile tools to build credibility?